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Purvis transferring from N.C. State, could be UConn-bound

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Rodney Purvis, a top 15 recruit in the class of 2012, is transferring from N.C. State, as reported by Joe Giglio of The Charlotte Observer.

UConn will likely be “in the mix” for Purvis, a source told CBSSports.com’s Jeff Goodman. The 6-foot-2 guard chose the Wolfpack over the Huskies in Sept. 2012. He had originally committed to Louisville, but withdrew his commitment in May 2011.

If he chooses UConn, Purvis will almost certainly sit out a year (barring some type of waiver). In that case, he won’t overlap with Shabazz Napier, who may jump to the NBA this year anyway. Ryan Boatright, a sophomore, would be a senior in Purvis’ first year of eligibility.

With Kevin Ollie as head coach, UConn has retained two commits (Kentan Facey and Terrence Samuel) and received a 2013 commitment from 6-foot-11 center Amida Brimah. Purvis, who averaged 8.3 points at N.C. State, would undoubtedly be Ollie’s most-celebrated addition.

UConn has not received a commitment from any player in the class of 2014.

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